Manchester City will be looking to build on their explosive start to the season as they take on a rejuvenated Leicester City side at the King Power Stadium tomorrow.
Pep Guardiola’s side went into the international break eight points clear at the top of the Premier League, and so far this season they look unstoppable.
Unbeaten in their first eleven league games, in which ten have been wins and scoring 37 goals in the process, it’s hard to see where Man City’s next defeat is going to come from.
Standing in their way this weekend is Claude Puel’s Leicester side. Puel, who took over from Craig Shakespeare last month, has made a solid start to life as Foxes’ boss with a win and a draw from his first two matches.
Leicester also go into this fixture knowing that they gave the Citizens a 4-2 beating at the King Power stadium last season, a game in which Leicester had just 22 per cent of posession and lead 3-0 after just 20 minutes.
There has been much talk that this Man City side could go the whole season unbeaten and Leicester will have to be at their defensive best if they want to spring a surprise here and upset the form book.
One boost for Leicester will be the news that Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra should be fit after going off with an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw at Stoke.
The former Sevilla midfielder has looked solid in the middle of the park and looks after the ball well with his excellent range of passing. With his height he also possesses a presence at both ends of the pitch. He has also yet to finish on the losing side in his seven appearances for Puel’s side.
The Foxes will be without the injured left back Ben Chillwell, which should see the impressive Demari Gray continue to get a deserved run in the side.
As for the visitors, Sergio Aguero should be passed fit after fainting at half time during Argentina’s defeat against Nigeria, whilst Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph, who both pulled out of the England squad should be passed fit.
There’s so many players for Guardiola’s side you could pick out as a player to watch, but Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne seems to be playing in a league of his own this season. One match up that could be interesting is Okazaki of Leicester against arguably one of the best midfielders in the world right now.
With De Bruyne liking to pick the ball up deep and dictating the play and Okazaki looking to press the ball high, the Japanese international could be the man to stop the midfield maestro from pulling all the strings.
Despite Leicester going into this game six games unbeaten in all competitions and the fact Pep Guardiola will be looking to avoid the manager of the month curse, it’s hard to see anything else here other than an away win.
Expect an attacking pulsating encounter.
Prediction: Leicester 2-4 Manchester City